This weekend, we're going to see some of the best quarterbacks in the game on one of the biggest stages of the season: the Divisional Round.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes may be riding under the radar, in some respect, based on the regular season. But, now that the postseason has arrived, it's time to start paying close attention and rid yourself of the doubts.
ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky still has some doubts, and he recently listed his "Scariest QBs Remaining," which included a top three of Lamar Jackson, Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes.
If you were to make a list like this just two years ago, Mahomes wouldn't even be questioned as the no. 1 spot.
Dan Orlovsky is just fueling the Chiefs' fire even more with his disrespect of Mahomes.
These are the playoffs. Does Orlovsky remember what Mahomes did to Allen and the Bills with 13 seconds remaining in a playoff game, just two years ago? Then, the Chiefs won the coin toss and it was over.
If I'm either Allen or Jackson, I'd be terrified re-watching film of that game.
It doesn't matter what happened in the regular season. It doesn't matter that the Chiefs' offense had a hard time getting going all year. It doesn't matter that the wide receivers couldn't catch a cold.
In the playoffs, special players rise up. The great ones always have a fighting chance unless the clock strikes all zeroes. As a former player and quarterback, himself, Orlovsky should know this.
Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers, John Elway, Joe Montana, Dan Marino ... Mahomes. If it's the postseason, these guys are as scary as they come. The great ones are different in the postseason, and Mahomes has already proven he is one of the great ones.
Put all excuses and doubts aside. Mahomes is still Mahomes, and Orlovsky is only providing this quarterback and his team with more motivation going into their matchup with the Bills.